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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 15 Apr 2018 9:26 am     Reply with quote

Hotel California
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Ronald Heinzel


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Hollister, California, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2018 10:29 am     Reply with quote

Redneck mother
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Craig A Davidson


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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2018 10:59 am     Reply with quote

Wagon Wheel, Boot Scootin' Boogie, Achey Breakey, Adalida. I cringe anytime I have to play any of these. Three others would be Farewell Party, Look At Us, and Together Again when we can't do them in the original keys. Together Again in A or Look At Us in C, or Farewell Party in G or C really suck.
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Jim Robbins


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Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 15 Apr 2018 7:02 pm     Reply with quote

Anything by Kenny Rogers, "It's hard to be humble", "Wasn't that a Party", and many of the above. Although I enjoyed the Rodeo Song and fondly recall knocking it out of the park on (the song) Cocaine in a bar in Orangeville many years ago.
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 15 Apr 2018 11:40 pm     Reply with quote

Born To Boogie. Super Duper Love. Gimme 3 Steps. Couldn’t stand them even when they were brand new hits. Haven’t had to play these or most of the other tunes mentioned here for many years, thankfully.

That Wagon Wheel-free stage sign is hysterical!
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 2:46 am     Reply with quote

Mustang Sally - you're so right Rich, how could I have forgotten.Not only tired of playing it but, tired of hearing EVERYBODY ELSE play it too.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 4:01 am     Reply with quote

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Roger Hand


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Maine, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 5:17 am     unliked songs Reply with quote

I agree with 99.99 % of you , but we played them because we wanted to play [ steel ] music. how many steel players get to pick & choose the songs to play ?
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Jim Cooley


From:
The 'Ville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 5:32 am     Reply with quote

The Jamestown Ferry
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Mike Kowalik


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San Antonio,Texas
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 10:42 am     Reply with quote

Boot Scootin Boogie and Neon Moon.....
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 10:56 am     Reply with quote

Don't Be Angry, Blue Kentucky Girl, SGR and lbnl - Crazy.
Geo
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Larry Robbins


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Fort Edward, New York
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 12:07 pm     Reply with quote

Johnny B Goode and Free Brid!!
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 4:14 pm     Reply with quote

Anything by the Eagles.
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 6:26 pm     Reply with quote

Cruise/Florida Georgia Line.

But it is making me a better steel player. Learning to "play in the holes." There aren't any.
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Bill L. Wilson


From:
Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 16 Apr 2018 9:10 pm     I Like’em All. Reply with quote

I enjoy playing all of the songs that ya’ll seem to hate. Our band gets requests for all of these songs and we play’em. I even had to hook my amp back up one night after I had torn down, to play guitar on “Green River”.....The $100 tip was worth one song for our band of four.....Now I’m retired and having fun playing music, steel guitar on the country stuff, rockin’ guitar on the rock stuff. The crowd still goes nuts when you start “Sweet Home Alabama” or “Brown Eyed Girl”.....And they’re the ones that pay the bills.
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 10:15 am     Re: I Like’em All. Reply with quote

Bill L. Wilson wrote:
I enjoy playing all of the songs that ya’ll seem to hate. Our band gets requests for all of these songs and we play’em.

They’re all better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick while digging a ditch in hard clay when it’s 15 degrees below zero and...is that a semi truck jacknifing right toward me and my ditch?

Yeah. Compared to that, I love playing The Macarena
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 11:11 am     Reply with quote

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Andrew Krebs


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Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 11:56 am     Re: I Like’em All. Reply with quote

Fred Treece wrote:

They’re all better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick while digging a ditch in hard clay when it’s 15 degrees below zero and...is that a semi truck jacknifing right toward me and my ditch?



Oofta. Too close to home. How do you think I paid for this glorified table with a fretboard and lever do-hickeys?
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 1:08 pm     Reply with quote

Joachim Kettner wrote:
I love this comment Fred. Good taste can be a curse, it is sad that many people in the average audience don't have it.


So, when people like something you don't like, it's bad taste?
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Donny Hinson


From:
Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 3:02 pm     .yltnereffid ti ta kool tsuJ Reply with quote

Having played everything from "Hava Nagila" to "Runaway", and from "Sink The Bismark" to "Thus Spake Zarathustra", along with just about every country rock, and soul song from 1955 to 1995, I can't say I really "hated" any of them. When we had requests to repeat silly songs like "Achy Breaky" several times a night, I just played them differently to avoid ennui.
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Bobby Nelson


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North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 4:12 pm     Reply with quote

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So, when people like something you don't like, it's bad taste?

I don't think it's as much that as, some (like me) Just get tired of playing the same hing over and over. I loved the song Wasted Days And wasted nights until I sang it for the thousandth time.

In all honesty though: I never played in a top 40 type band. I refused to - I couldn't do some of that stuff.
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Tracy Sheehan


From:
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 6:27 pm     Two come to mind. Reply with quote

OBS and steel guitar rag. I play fiddle and steel both.
I got to where I made out like I had never heard either. After many years playing steel I was sorry I ever told any one I also played fiddle. I could not believe any one really wanted to hear either but mention fiddle and the first thing any one thought of was OBS and mention steel and I give 3 guesses what some one would request and the first two do not count. Very Happy


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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 17 Apr 2018 6:37 pm     Reply with quote

Lee Baucum wrote:
So, when people like something you don't like, it's bad taste?

Nail on head. That is exactly how it is. Thanks, Lee Cool


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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 2:29 am     Reply with quote

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Dick Wood


From:
Springtown Texas, USA
Post Posted 18 Apr 2018 5:17 am     Reply with quote

Sweet Home Al.,Freebird,Silver Wings,Home with the Armadillo or whatever it's called. There's more but I'm getting in a bad mood just looking at those.

Oh and Cocaine too.
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